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, at that point, islamabad, washington, london, information centers where we're all linked up all the time, understanding everything, every leader involved in the coalition was doing saying so forth. we brought that forward, post, for the iraq conflict and the cic was the british element of that, based partly in the foreign office, but working, with very much as part of the overall iraq communications. >> so members of your team part of it? >> members of my team. members of the american team. we had, we have a system of swapping. we had a very senior person from the american side who was there. we have, different times, we have french people. we had spaniards. we had polls, australians, dutch. people from all over. >> this was the group that was commission to do the february dossier? >> it was, yeah. >> so could you tell us, how that came about? >> that came about from, one of the sis people who occasionally attended as expert advisor really, this, wasn't always weekly, but fairly regular, iraq strategic discussion group is how i would have called it really, he informed us that there was i
will speak at u.s. conference of mayors meter here in washington. we'll have it live 3:00 p.m. eastern on c c-span3 >> earlier today, senate minority leader mism mcconel says he doesn't expect anymore votes on health in the senate until scott brown has been seated. scott brown won the special election shun massachusetts yesterday defeating state attorney general martha coakley. from the capitol, this is 20 minutes. >> good morning, everyone. slow news, huh? the people of massachusetts had an opportunity to speak yesterday, and they spoke rather loudly that they would like to see congress go in a different correction. direction. the massachusetts special election shun was unique in many ways. i was flying from kentucky last day, a number of people on the plane brought up as they have in last few months can you the health care bill? most interesting came up to me i'm con went of yours but i'm married to a man from massachusetts. here he is. and she introduced me to him. we're going to massachusetts to vote for scott. they made a special trip to go to massachusetts so he could vote for scott bro
importantly, it was just two years ago, that bryce was a participant in inside washington 2008, the pursuit of the presidency, so he is a washington center alum, something that hall of you will be in just a matter of hours. so i'll go ahead and turn it over to bryce cullinane. >> >> how is everybody doing this morning? so we're here at the political school management at george washington university, just four blocks away from the white house, literally at the center of politics. what are we going to talk about this morning? we're going to talk about new media and politics, and it's a wide subject. so what i thought i would do is i would start out with the landscape. so today, as americans, we have access to over 1 trillion websites. on your iphone, just on your iphone alone, you have access to over 65,000 apps. every minute, according to david almacy's web site and then according to youtube, there's 20 hours of video uploaded to youtube, every minute. the average u.s. teen, i don't know if we still have teens in this audience, the average u.s. teen texts how many times per month? 2,272 time
. coming up next, we'll get to next. here is the inside of the "washington post" is corporate bernanke urges financial regulation to prevent crisis. neil r. when writing about the speak and we will show you some of mr. bunning to his comments on sunday. speaking at an annual meeting of the academic economists. bernanke laid out a case that interest-rate policy was at best a modest contributor for over inflation of home prices. one thing, there were home bubbles in many countries around the world, even many that were not as loose with a monetary policy. such countries as britain, new zealand and sweden had tighter monetary policy. yet their home prices rose more, and monetary policy explained only 5 percent of the variation in home prices in those country. to maryellen a. good morning on our republican line. welcome. >> caller: good morning. i would like to comment on the people, the politicians this morning, that we are fighting, like with republicans and democrats. and whether our citizen works off of our attitude. and the country has got a bad attitude that if we just change that, we
there in virginia? >> he faces the same challenges and national leaders are facing in washington, which is trying to revive the economy and precision in virginia to be a leader as the economic come down to the valley, if you will. back to his response night, where is he going to be? will he be here in washington or there in the capitol in richmond? >> you will be in the state capitol in richmond. hubel delivering his remarks sometime at the time the clock hour from the house of delegates chamber in the historic national enrichment that will before confidence of upwards of 300 people. tickets for seats are very hard to come by. both were passed and four interested observers. his speech is expected to last about tenovers the statehouse for the virginian pilot and you can read his work on the website. >> thank you. [inaudible conversations] found [inaudible conversations] [speaking in native tongue] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [speaking in native tongue] [speaking in native tongue] >> now an event with haitian ambassador to
of the washington capitals. our analyst joining me now. >> in a way it is. i expect the best player to be the captain. i think they did the right thing. >> reporter: there were other names like brooks and knuble. >> without a doubt he's the best player every night and i think it's a no-brainer. >> reporter: can he lead this team inside the locker room? is he a vocal leader? >> from everything i'm told he's the vocal leader. he's the guy they follow and he's the guy that stance stands up and he will always stand up and be counted. a greatert great leader with rob. he did his leading on the ice. >> reporter: i was told alex wanted to be the leader but it was important, heaved i want to be the captain but only if my teammate want me to. >> he wants his teammates to respect him and he wants to be the leader. he's a leader every night on the ice and there's absolutely no doubt he should be the go-to- guy. >> semyon varlamov out for for an injury. ninety fourith to make a start. jose theodore is disappointed he doesn't get to play not to mention one of his former teams. >> neurith has
a master's in public policy. i moved to washington and worked first for congressman durbin who is now the majority whip in the senate but at the time he had just been elected to the house in 1982. a very close election. 1982 you will hear me talk about a lot of political changes over the years and 1982 was one of those big political years, the first midterm election after president reagan was elected. the country was in huge recession in 1982. i don't remember the exact number but an incredible number of democrats defeated long-term republican incumbents in the house and they refer to it as the class of '82. congressman durbin was part of that class. .. i went from the durbin office, i actually moved out to omaha, nebraska, with you i'm from massachusetts and had always lived in the east, so definitely a big change, but it was also fascinating. it was 1988 senate race, the incumbent was an appointed senator, the long-term incumbent had passed away and the republican governor had replaced him with senator david carn and i was working for the democrat who ran against him, former governo
sent to washington and we were just waiting to spend on something. we had to go out and borrow this money from folks like the chinese, and we have to pay them interest on the money. and so when you have to go out and borrow the money in order to provide if for one of these purposes, you have to recognize that when you pay it back, you ought not immediately spend it again. you ought to pay the money back to the government, so the men then can repay the lender and get that obligation off of our books. so returning the money to treasury is equivalent to paying the money back to our lenders and that in turn allows us to reduce or federal debt. now, this also has the effect of reducing the government borrowing so that the private sector is more able and more easy -- easily able to borrow money. that way businesses can begin to invest more and we can begin job creation. and frankly that's why groups like the national federation for independent businesses support the thune amendment. the whole idea here is to repay the money that the federal government has borrowed so that there is le
of the national press club today. my name is mark, i am the washington correspondent for workforce management, business magazine published by crain communications and ibm the chair of the national press club news makers committee however i am coming near the end of my tenure and in three days the new chair will be -- he is a member of the clutter and is it to be the news anchor chair for 2010. he writes for the india today group and also as a reporter for age and i also want to thank matt of the ad for kidder's group, press club member who helped us put together today's timely newsmaker. and today we are going to address the health care reform bill that is the subject of negotiations right now between the house and senate. we are pleased to welcome to the national press club south carolina attorney general henry mcmaster, he is one of 13 state attorneys general to sign a recent letter to senate majority leader harry reid and house speaker nancy pelosi protesting a provision of the health care bill that obligates the federal governor to pick up the entire cost of medicaid expansion in nebraska
in washington but for the commonwealth that is still a nice hung of change. i wasn't sure, wasn't any study we would jump up ridership that much, i knew we had to try. this was our best shot. if you look at topography of pennsylvania. this was our best shot to prove a market for high-speed rail and it worked. it worked. sometimes you have to, as mr. skanke said, you have to do it the. >> in it is also about transit oriented development and induced demand and economic activity in this megapolis we refer to in the urban areas that would grow as a result of that infrastructure being in place. that is one of those things. it is hard to measure until it is in place. >> mr. skancke, did you want to talk about reliable ridership issue or comment on this? >> i think we have studied ridership in this country for hundreds of millions of dollars. i didn't say years. hundreds of millions of dollars. and, as i said, we have to stop studying. we know, on all of the amtrak corridors throughout the country, there is a need and a demand. and as fuel prices go up, ridership goes up. as congestion goes up, rider
number 608, the nomination of josanna peterson to be judge for the eastern district of washington with the time until 6:00 p.m. equally divided and controlled. that at 6:00 p.m. the senate vote on confirmation of the nomination, the motion to reconsider be laid on the table, no further motions be in order, the president be notified of the senate's action and the senate resume legislative session. mr. president, before the chair rules on my request, let me indicate for the record that with respect to the judicial nomination, the majority was in a position to agree to a vote on the nomination of joseph greenaway, the united states circuit judge for the third circuit. however, i was advised that republicans would not agree to such request. therefore, we have substituted the nomination of rosp anna peterson. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. reid: mr. president, i would ask the the pardon of everyone here. it's a shame sometimes things take so long. i've been working for three and a half hours or maybe longer trying to get to this point; numerous conversations with a few s
california and drinking water in washington d.c. and surrounding areas tested positive for six pharmaceuticals. for these reasons i have introduced h.r. 1359, secure in responsible drug disposal act of 2009, which will provide for proper disposal through drug take back programs of individuals are not simply washing their medications down the toilet into our water systems. i'm proud to be the original cosponsor of the food safety enhancement act of 2009 which pass out of this committee last month and which is getting ready for full board action which provides fda with authority to assessing testing records of food and water suppliers. i look forward to these hearings and i ask for consent of the reports issued today in the other documents in the binder prepared by staff be entered into the official record. without objection they will be entered in the record and used throughout the hearing. i like to turn to mr. walden from oregon for his opening statement. >> thank you. my home state and the second congressional district is on to a number of water bottlers including those locat
careful here because i didn't so much stuck with the washington senators that i know there's a political scientist in the room. i served in congress for 16 years, and never heard delegate trustee until after i left congress. as i said earlier, using the delegate part, what you have to do and what weighs on you all the time, and should weigh on you, is that you are a representative of a particular community. that's what's different about our constitution and the british way of doing it. there to represent a particular constituency. and i think you have to take that. . . i found often that my constituents, who are busy living their hone lives, doing the best they can for their families and their careers, didn't have all the information that was available to me or to other members of congress or to the president and some of what they got, they were getting from really deep intellectual sources like wikipedia or rush limbaugh or keith olberman. you have to, on important matters, sometimes you have to say, i listened to my constituents, i took them seriously, they're just wrong and one of the
, building within the afghan community, i'd like to mention, there was an interesting "washington post" op-ed piece back in mid november, glen hubbard, the dean of columbia's business school, was reflecting on the funding for pakistan and i assume it has the same thing to do also with pakistan, in terms of models of delivery of programs to support successful economic development. and he harkened back to the successful model of the marshal plan, not suggesting to do a marshal plan per se, but rather to look at the model of how things could be altered and delivered for truly sustainable economic development. how are your plans moving and are they moving in that direction? >> you know what? on my trips to pakistan, i always tried to meet a society and the crit s. of the way we gave fine assistance in pakistan was really harsh. i am particularly in your field, education, they felt they hadn't been consulted but at the higher education and the secondary education level and i talked to some extraordinary, brilliant, pakistani leaders, both in the ngo world and the ministries about this, and we s
. there may not have been a mission accomplished feeling among washington, but a feeling that the war had reached a different level of intensity. we had a great as the records show, we had a greater number of attempts to attack our homeland last year than in any year before. it's a painful way to be awakened but here we are. i appreciate very much the forthrightness of the witnesses today. like a lot of other people i was raised with parental wisdom that everybody either falls or slips in life. the question is how you get up. and most important of all, if you slipped and made a mistake, the only way you will deal with it effectively is to acknowledge it. acknowledge there is a problem and then go on. i think that's the spirit of what your testimony has been today. i have a couple more questions. i know senator collins does as well. i want to come back to the washington list 'cause i appreciate admiral blair what you had to say and it tipped too much in the other direction and we don't camera to be harassed. there ought to be a pretty simple way to stop grandma from being harassed without
who served in vietnam. the new america foundation, washington monthly mag zine hosted this event. it an hour and a half, beginning now. >> senior editor, senior fellow here at the new america foundation. so on behalf of the "washington monthly" and new america, thanks for coming. we're here today to discuss a special report just released in the current issue of the "washington monthly" called "the agent orange boomerang," which you can read at washingtonmonthly.com. before i start i just want to thank new america, stay the staff of the "washington monthly," and also charles daly of the ford foundation for his support. from 1962 to 1971, the u.s. military sprayed close to 20 million gallons of the herbicide agent orange across vietnam to defoliate dense jungle in order to better protect movement of personnel and equipment. from north to south and to destroy any crops. that sprang we now know left behind residue of dioxin of persistent and highly toxic chemical. over the next two decades, american soldiers who served in vietnam were forced to fight another long war. this one to for
in washington, for remarks from chamber president, tom dononue. we'll be talking shortly about the state of business, heading in to 2010. here at the chamber of commerce live in washington on c-span2, from the associated press this morning, they're reporting the u.s. trade deficit jumped to the highest level in 10 months, as an improving u.s. economy pushed up demand for imports, exports rose as well. boosted by a weaker dollar. commerce department reporting today that the trade deficit jumped 9.7%, to $36.4 billion in november, a bigger imbalance than the $34.5 billion deficit economists had forecast. that from the associated press. again, we're waiting to hear from tom dononue, the head of the u.s. chamber on the state of the u.s. business. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> i this is a u.s. chamber of commerce in washington. president tom dononue will be talking about the state of business heading into 2010. we'll hear his remarks shortly and also possible remarks by the chamber's foundation executive vice-preside
is becoming a parlor game in washington. you said your school are underresourced. and i know that's the conventional wisdom at tsa about the schools that people go to but if you did the kind of analysis that those schools that steve wilson did of their district would you end up concluding they are underresourced? >> i can't really speak to that. i do know that the work of marguerite rose and others have shown that there is -- there is inequity in resource allocation between schools. >> largely because of lower teacher salaries because of newer, more junior teachers, i think. >> yes. >> okay. why did you find steve's paper more in your word optimistic than john's? >> i guess because in speaking about the motivation piece and that's sort of why i chose to focus on that, i think it's a little defeatist to say, well, it's really hard for a teacher to invest students so we've got to turn to technology. i think that's letting the profession off the hook. i mean, i think that's the hard work of teaching. you have to figure out how to do it. you have to figure out how to invest students a
government, in spending here in washington, d.c., most of which is financed with borrowing. in fact, last year 43 cents out of every dollar that we spent here in the federal government was borrowed. you cannot continue to sustain a pattern of borrowing 43 cents out of every dollar that you spend. in fact, as american families and households and small businesses are having to tighten their belts, here in washington, d.c. the spending just continues and continues and continues unabated. and what i'm hoping to do with this amendment, mr. president, is to at least demonstrate that as an institution, the united states senate is willing to say that we are going to take some steps, no matter how modest they are -- and i would say that my amendment isn't going to go a long ways toward eliminating this federal debt, but it certainly, i think, demonstrates to the american people that we get it, that we're hearing that they are uncomfortable with the massive amount of spending and borrowing and taxing that's going on in washington, d.c. of course they're going to end up paying for this. they're goin
that borrowers will be unable to repay, probably ever. the failure of bear stearns, leeman, washington mutual and a.i.g. largely stem from the sharp declines in mortgage values, and although the congress gave the federal reserve authority to address lending standards and subprime loans when it passed the homeownership and equity protection act in 1994, the fed failed to enact strong regulations until 2008, more than two years under -- into chairman bernanke's term. in addition, ben bernanke's federal reserve has failed to adequately supervise many of our largest financial institutions, most notably citigroup. for years, it's been no secret that the problems of citigroup have been well known everywhere, but the federal reserve always sought to look the other way rather than deal with its complicated problems. by failing to address citigroup during the good times, the federal reserve left our largest financial institution at that time highly vulnerable to the next downturn. in the end, the federal government had to inject inject $40 billion and guarantee more than $300 billion of citigroup's as
to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 21, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable kirsten gillibrand, a senator from the state of new york, to perform te duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. mcconnell: madam president? the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: i want to thank the majority leader for giving me the chance to make my very brief opening remarks as i must leave the building shortly. i thank him. mr. president, the senate's newest member is coming down from massachusetts today and we'll have a chance to welcome senator-elect brown to the capitol. obviously, we're delighted to have him. senator-elect brown has captured the attention of the entire country, but he has captured the attention of massachusetts voters first. and the people of massachusetts sent a very strong message. they were log for someone who would help change the direction in washington, and they put their hope in the candidate whose views best reflected th
to do a timeline view. you can search for like george washington, or some figure from history, and then see the spikes on the timeline of the books that reference that person. that's on the data extraction side which is interesting. i think it's very exciting on how you can augment books that make it easier for students. here is my golf book and it's got photos for how to did a pitch shot, but what i want to see is a video, and if i'm studying a history book i was just out on the aircraft carrier out here, if i'm reading a book about that, i want to see the videos from the world war ii footage. and i want to see maps, you know, and see where this aircraft carrier went and more photos. and wouldn't it be great if users could contribute, like you said, layers. one of the things in google maps, they can add their photos and videos to it. if you can do the same thing with books where you still have the book that you are not messing with that. but to decide, you can have these layers that people can turn on and turn off and share. i think back to my days going to school, i would re
. in university of washington. you mention in the type of unification and fashion either by implosion in an north korea or german style fashions unification. my question is, if i can distinguish about two different types of unification models, german -- east german and west german, the west german and strongly in the west with united states and other international western states. east germany and chile have in russian and political controls as well as economic support. but if you say that in its north korea and south korea, north korea doesn't have any major international superpower control. even china is not necessarily in control of north korea so i see that come the people in public discussing about using the german coming east german unification policy vashon. why would these issues mention that? i would like to know your opinion as well as. >> can i answer for christian? i don't know if you want to make any common-sense you were in germany. he's going to be modest and keep me in the spot but i was reading some things that christensen me that he had written. it's true that russian troops were
: washington d.c., january 29, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable mark warner, a senator from the commonwealth of virginia, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, presidet pro tempore. mr. reid: mre. reid: following r remarks the senate will proceed to a period of morning business. senators will be permitted to speak for up to ten minutes each. there will be no roll call votes today. the next vote will occur at 5:30 p.m. on monday, february 1. the vote will be on a motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of patricia smith to be solicitor for the department of labor. i would advise senators that they should be here and vote. we are not going to extend the vote monday. we must finish the vote about 5:50. there will be strict enforcement of that. we have to finish for obvious reasons, because 30 hours starts running when we complete the vote. and if we go past 6:00, it's past midnight. we're going to make sure the vote is over at 5:50. everyone is forewarned i
on such a cold january day here in washington, d.c.. although it's a lot colder other places around the country. and around the world. welcome to all of you here in the nation's capital here at the heritage foundation with us, and to all of those watching on c-span. all around the country and the world. this is the january conservative women's network, and i'm michelle easton, president. special thank you to heritage foundation, brigitte wagner who is such a wonderful partner with those. every month we bring you the great women leaders to hear from here at the heritage foundation. today we are delighted to have kellyanne conway to help us kick off 2010. as ceo and president of the polling company, kellyanne has provided primary research and advice for clients in 46 states, and she's directed hundreds of survey projects for statewide and congressional political races, trade associations, and fortune 500 companies. and kellyanne has a fabless online publication called women trends and is published six times a year now. even though the "washington post" recognized kellyanne conway as the most accu
event was held at the wilson international center for scholars in washington. [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon, i want to welcome you, my name is jeff and i have the fortune and privilege today to welcome you to the center as director of a rental change in security program. a program that tried to grapple with the very issues we're looking at today, water conflicts and in the broader context to developments health and a foreign-policy and security policy context so obviously this really a tremendous effort to buy catholic relief service to wrap their arms around what you will see is a highly complex set of issues around water conflicts but also incorporating peace building into water development, not just a threat that the opportunity to respond. let me say a word about the wilson center as a welcome, there are new faces in the room and apologies we had a tremendous response of those in the overflow room and our apologies but the inside will be justice in scintillating absurd and from there as well. the wilson center is the fourth memorial to woodrow wilson soda instead of b
. meanwhile, the country is rightfully worried that washington is spending too much money. democrats get it. and we will do something about it. our country faces hard choices. we can no longer and no longer should be put off. so we're working to pass strong pay as you go legislation, which is as we speak being considered in the senate this week. because the pledge to pay for what we buy is a proven deficit-reducer. for the same reason, president obama has announced a freeze on nonsecurity discretionary spending, which will require us to choose our top priorities for funding. and work even harder to eliminate wasteful spending. but that will not be nearly enough. the single greatest contributor to our deficit is the growing cost of our entitlement programs. which is why i'm eager to work with a bipartisan commission to tackle our long-term budgetary challenges. that commission is also under discussion in the united states senate as we speak. even if it is ultimately created by executive order as opposed to statutory, the leadership in congress has pledged to bring up its recommendations for
was at cbs. marvin kalb is the james clark dwelling presidential hello at george washington university here. marvin is also the edward r. murrow professor emeritus from the harvard kennedy school of government. and he appears frequently on npr and on fox as an analyst. marvin had a 30 year career at cbs and nbc. he was the chief diplomatic correspondent for cbs, for many years, prior two that had been the moscow correspondent you whe college students is the fact that marvin was actually in cambridge studying for a ph.d. when he got an opportunity to go to moscow for the state department. and that a year later than he was signed on her by cbs, the last correspondent hired by edward r. murrow, and so he went right from academia to the firing line and was a brilliant cbs correspondent for so many years. later on in b.c. he was the moderator of meet the press. two peabody awards, that's the biggest in broadcast journalism, dupont prius overseas press club awards, too many to count, and a bunch of emmys as well. he has written 10 books. two of them were novels. one of them was co-written with te
of economic news and events this week coming out. white house. here is a photo in "the washington post" today. president obama meeting with his middle class task force. they unveiled several proposals designed to help middle class families. as far as the budget freeze goes, on a portion of the budget they write in the post, that the freeze is likely to be met with mixed reaction on capitol hill. conservative democrats including senator evan bye of indiana and members of the house blue dog coalition have been calling for a spending freeze backed by the threat of a presidential veto. but liberals resisted freezing spending particularly on social programs and likely to call on obama to extend any freeze to military programs. here's a quote. i think it is entirely possible to do, said budget chairman, kent conrad, a strong proponent of balanced budgets. relatively modest in terms of overall deficit reduction but sends an important signal that everything is on the table said the senator. st. louis, michigan, democratic caller. hi,ler:re hey,. i believe this deal for a spending freeze is good but y
this break a conversatn on proposals for creating new jobs from today's washington journal. it's about 40 minutes. >> host: our guest now is the washington bureau chief on market watch. he is here to talk to us about creating jobs here in america. we found this blurb in "usa today" about jobs. it says that for every job there are more than six workers waiting for that job. those are the latest figures for november. what do the numbers like that mean in the broader economy? >> guest: well, i think it shows how tough this environment really is for a lot of people out there. the usual numbers around two openings, two unemployed people for every opening. of course a lot of people are qualified for those openings at all, but usually a lot more turnover in the labour market. now we have more than 15 million people unemployed. millions more have been forced to work part-time. they would like to work full time. millions more have just become so discouraged about finding a job that they have just dropped out of the labour force and are not even try anymore. so it is really tough right now to get a
university in washington d.c. we'll show you as much as we can before we take you live to another event from the university's public affairs and advocacy institute on the use of political ads and climate change. [inaudible conversations] >> are we back? hello. okay. hello. everyone have a nice lunch? okay, good. apparently no one ate lunch. all right, well, welcome back to the campaign management institute at american university can. i am very, very excited to introduce a first-time speaker and a good friend of mine, jason mida, who is the vice president of development for the victory fund which means he raises big, big, big money all over the country for candidates and has been doing so for about five years? i was going to say, like, 20 years and give away his age, but then he'd get mad. i'm really proud because jason is a fellow texan and a graduate of abilene christian university. as a native hue stone yang, he was instrumental in helping to elect anisse parker to be the first openly-gay mayor in the entire country can. if you haven't guessed already, we're moving into money. so we're goi
a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 5, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable mark r. warner, a senator from the commonwealth of virginia, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, president pro tempore. the presiding officer: under the previous order, the senate will stand adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on tuesday, january 19, 9, >> that wraps up the pro forma session. they will come back on january 19th. the second session of the 111th congress begins on january 20th as members return to consider the nomination of beverly martin to be u.s. circuit court judge for the eleventh circuit. live senate coverage as always on c-span2. the health-care debate is very much on the minds of senators as they return to town. democratic leaders head to the white house to meet with president obama to talk about details of the final bill which is awaiting negotiations between the house and senate. now we take you back to a discussion on long-term care services hosted by th
of time for discussion and your questions. let's start leading off today, timothy jost from the washington and lee university school faculty. author as cyrano did of the paper on exchanges that provides jumping off point for our discussion today. tim has written several books on health policy topics not to mention his co-author ship of the note leading casebook on health law called, sketchily anathema health law. in [laughter] now in its sixth edition. whether you agree with him are not on a particular subject i think you'll find his analysis compelling in writing couldn't and accessible for a lawyer or anybody else. so thanks for being with us and we look forward to your conversation. >> thank you very much. i must say as an aging law professor power point is still something i am not very comfortable with so i will do my best to move my slides along but you might also listen to what i have to say. if there's anything we can predict with almost absolute certainty about the health reform legislation that will emerge from congressional negotiations in the next month it is that the legislatio
. the presiding officer: the clerk will read a communication to the senate. the clerk: washington, d.c, january 25, 2010. to the senate: under the provisions of rule 1, paragraph 3, of the standing rules of the senate, i hereby appoint the honorable al franken, a senator from the state of minnesota, to perform the duties of the chair. signed: robert c. byrd, president pro tempore. mr. reid: mr. president? the presiding officer: the leader. mr. reid: on saturday, on public radio, there was a very, very nice piece on our chaplain, long. it must have been taken 10 or 15 minutes, an interview -- the woman doing the interview on public radio came to his office here, was various places with him and it was a very, very good piece historically about the history of the chaplain here in the senate and it spoke very well of our chaplain, the first african-american to become an admiral in the navy, our first african-american chaplain. he's a person that is really accomplished. i so appreciate the work that he does for each of us individual individually, the work that he does with various groups. he has a numb
congress he traveled to washington to help lobby fellow republicans for a bill to combat election fraud. was a leader for campaign finance reform. a subject that the congress would have to revisit in citizens united v. the federal election commission. he remarked that no problem confronting our nation is greater than that of our steadily eroding confidence in our political system. he was so right. he understood that democracy is depended on inclusion and on citizens who participate in the process and have confidence their view also be heard and fairly considered. today i urge my colleagues to pause for a moment to remember a gentleman from maryland who cared deeply for our nation and understood that our democracy depends on strong leaders who have courage, intelligence, and integrity. mack mathias was such a leader. madam president, i would ask that my comments on the economy and small businesses appear separately in the record. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. cardin: madam president, i have introduced today the boosting enterprise -- entrepreneurship and jobs act that i b
dowell of the fcc, cecilia kang of "the washington post." >> guest: thanks for having me. >> host: thank you. >> secretary of state hillary clinton recently commemorated the conference on women's health issues. she now talks about the goals reached on a -- these issues will be part of her agenda during a three-nation pacific trip that begins this week to australia, new zealand, and new guinea. from the state department, this is about half an hour. >> thank you all very much. my goodness, thank you. wow, this is a wonderful occasion. several of us were quite nervous when we saw the snow start last night, so i'm delighted the sun is out and shining on all of you here as we gather for this the commemoration of the 15th anniversary of the ground-breaking gathering and agreement in cairo. when i think about that and the thousands of people who were part of it who came together to declare with one voice that reproductive health care is critical to the health of women and that women's health is essential to the prosperity and opportunity of all, to the stability of families and communities and can
and across the country listen to c-span radio. in washington at 90.1 f mtelle . and free applica for your iphone. c-span radio covering washington like no other. >> the u.s. senate is expected to cast a procedural vote on a second term for fal reserve chairman ben bernanke whose appointment expired sunday. the senate banking committee approved his nomination in december voting 16-7, two weeks after his confirmation hearing which we will show you now. it is about four hours and 10 minutes. >> the committee will come to order. my colleagues and our friends in the media. you ok? we had a train wreck. >> all set? the committee will come to order to consider the nomination of ben bernanke to chairman of the federal reserve. i begin by welcoming you once again to the senate banking committee. you have been before us on numerous occasions over the past couple of years and we welcome your participation. we thank you for joining us again today. we are faced with as i see it two questions. let me for the purposes of remembers information we are going to have a series of folks on the floor of the se
on the new airline security measures that were announced by the president yesterday. from today's "washington journal." >> host: homeland security reporter for "the new york times" contributed with your colleagues to this point in the times this morning. obama says u.s. failed to understand intelligence on terror plot. he had a press conference yesterday after he met with his national security team. what did he say about going forward when it comes to combating terrorism? >> guest: yesterday he really didn't offer that many specifics about what's going to change other than that they continue to investigate the failures in two primary areas. one has to do with the process of creating watch lists and collecting intelligence about people that might present a threat, and the second has to do with once the person gets through a checkpoint at an airport, improving the security systems at the airport so that if the person is carrying explosives that they can detect that explosive before the person gets on the plane. so the investigations are continue anything those two areas. some changes have alrea
of the uncertainties in washington as those are perhaps cleared up, that, that movement would continue a little more and that is why any private sector, full-time hiring starts very slowly although it does start, and then, over time, as more part-time people move to full time, as maybe more temporary help are offered full-time jobs as businesses feel a bit more confident about the sustainability of recovery and see it in their own top-line growth, that's where the transition occurs. that creates labor income both in terms of new people working, in terms of people who are working now, working more hours or working longer work week. that does create labor income and in an environment where inflation is still relatively under control, we think that creates real income and, spending power. but as i mentioned here, we temper all of that, recognizing how high the unemployment rate is and the consumers clearly want to increase their savings rate, and so therefore, even if they do get labor income, they're not going to be spending 100 cents on the dollar, probably more like 95 cents on the dollar as they tr
amendment center and he directs the religious liberty initiatives at the museum in washington d.c.. he is best known for his work on first amendment complex in public-school over the past two decades, he has been the principal organizer and drafter a consensus guidelines on religious liberty in american schools. personally i think that's one of the most important documents and you and has produced a long time on the subject because he clears a lot of way, a lot of ground to secure actual religious liberty in the schools. and to put aside and useless argument that it was endorsed by a broad what range of educational groups. he's the author and co-author of six books including first freedoms, documentary history f. gerson and rice in america come a series of other books, his column inside the first amendment appears in more than 250 newspapers nationwide and as somebody who writes a, that's a lot of newspapers. he holds a master's degree from harvard. a doctorate to and from every university. mark stern, welcome, he's acting consecutive director and general counsel of the american jewish
inflicted upon us by a national recession, born of reckless spending in washington and corrupt practices on wall street. and we've done so in a thoughtful, strategic manner that has enabled us to protect the core mission of state government. even as other states have retreated from that mission. to speak in becky's recovery from this recession, last summer the legislature and i overhauled our economic incentives program. this improvement already is paying huge dividends. we've used it not only to recruit new businesses and jobs to kentucky, but also to help struggling kentucky companies retain jobs. i have also joined with the general assembly to protect the pensions of our teachers, our police officers, and other public service. [applause] as well as to move forward on critical bridge projects between kentucky and indiana. and the list of accomplishments goes on. all of us, governor and legislator, democrat and republican, have played a role in these accomplishments. we haven't always agreed on many things, we still don't agree. but -- that we've developed a mutually respectful relation
and john hillman take your questions on the impact of the book of washington politics and policy live tuesday morning on c-span's washington journal. >> and now the state of the state address from georgia's governor, sonny perdue, as he sprs his final year in office, he reflects on his seven years as governor and talks about issues including mental health care spending and his proposal to change the way pay raises are awarded t thers. from the state capitol in atlanta, this is about half an hour. [applause] >> thank you, all. thank you so much. mr. speaker and mr. president, president pro tem williams and speaker pro tem jones -- how does that sound? [laughter] members of the general assembly, members of how judiciary, to the consulate core and to other distinguishes guests, and most of all to my fellow georgians, let me begin by congratulating the new speaker of the house, new speaker pro tem. i've always enjoyed our past relationships, and i look forward to working with you both this year. i want to thank you all very kindly for that very kind resolution. the i would like to get a c
has serious implications for all of us as public leaders and also for washington, d.c., i would suspect. please, join me in bringing her to the stage and let's show her a warm nuf welcome. [applause] >> thank you the and good afternoon. you know, it's a pleasure to be here with you and join so many talented leaders and learning so much from all of you. it's the, it's an honor to be here celebrating the 40th anniversary of the national urban fellows. in the life of a person, when you reach 40, you know, you're at your peak, right? you can benefit from the knowledge and experience that you've gained in years, and you know that the best is yet to come, as the saying goes. and i think that's true for national urban fellows. you have graduated more than a thousand fellows who are shaping solutions and are true agents of change in their communities and nationally. you have grown one of the most extensive and engaged mentor networks in the country. and you have built a stellar leadership model, one of the premier programs in the country. so you have built a lot in the last 40 years, an
that congress here in washington, d.c., began writing recusal rules for the federal courts back in 7092. thank you. >> thank you, bert. and five, we turn to stanford law school's who is one of the founders of the, what do we call, the constitutional litigation clinic at stanford. she's going to talk about what she sees as the structural problems that the supreme court united states supreme court has created for the state courts. >> first of all, thank you for having me back again. this has been a long haul. i'm thinking about these issues, i would like te able to say from the last big on the panel, something positive and optimistic. but i'm actually pessimistic that the reason i'm pessimistic is i think that the focus on the money itself is misplaced, because this problem is much bigger than the money. the problem is bigger than the money because money is only the fuel of politics. it's not politics itself. and the problems that, in judicial elections come from the very nature of the elections, and not from the money directly. so while the courts, opinion and caperton, focused on one's water t
. it is only in washington that we've had this problem. and, it's not always been the case. prior to about 10 years ago the sec was in our estimation the crown jewel of the federal agencies. they knew what they were doing. they knew what they were supposed to do. they knew how to work with all the other players to get the biggest bang for the buck. so it's been very disheartening for all of us, state securities regulators, and others, to see this occurring. >> okay. mr. holtz-eakin. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you to the witnesses for taking the time to be with us today. let me begin with the standard admonition we thank you very much for your answers to the questions we get to ask now but, we would ask your cooperation as well in answering questions we would submit in writing after this hearing and look forward to working with you. i have a couple of questions that are going to reveal i know nothing about the kinds of things that you do. i guess the first one, goes to you, attorney general madigan. which is, it seems to me very commonsensical that someone would pay more for a mortgage
, and that was about having all the different nature time zones at the plant could be in islamabad, washington, london, information centers where we were linked up all the time understanding everything that every leader involved in the coalition was doing and saying and so forth and they brought forward for ths the of that based on the event and maybe the foreign office but working is very much part of -- >> part of your team were part of its? >> part of my team, part of the american team we had a system of swapping, we had a senior person from the american side who was there. we had different times, we had a french people, we and spaniards, poles, australians, dutch, people from all across. >> but this was commissioned to do of the dossier? >> it was, yes. >> can you tell how that came about? >> that came out from one of the sis people who were expert and pfizer's. it wasn't always a weekly but fairly regular iraq strategic discussion really. he informed us there was intelligence that had come in which related to the iraqi campaign of consumer obstruction, intimidation of the u.n. inspection process
," and author of the paper's business column. he served as cnbc's washington, d.c., bureau chief, and while working at cnbc, he also wrote the journals weekly political capital call him, and prior to that he spent a decade as the washington bureau chief for "the wall street journal." brian roberts is the chairman and ceo of the comcast corporation, which is the nation's leading multichannel video distributor. under his leadership, comcast has grown into a fortune 100 company, with 23.8 million customers, and about 100,000 employees. comcast content networks and investments include e!, the golf channel, tv one and 11 sports network. brian is a member of the board of directors of the national cable and telecommunications association, where he served as chairman for two consecutive terms from 2005 until 2007. i would also mention that i recall very well that during our debate in the middle 1990s, on the telecommunications act of 1996, that brian was at that time chairman of the ncga. brian has won numerous business and industry honors for his leadership. in 2009, institutional investor magazin
and services for the aging here in washington, d.c. since she started the institute 10 years ago, she's developed and directed a number of national programs, including the center for medicare education, the better jobs, better care national program, funded by the robert wood johnson foundation and atlantic philanthropy. she was a political appointee during the clinton administration, serving in the u.s. department of health and human services as deputy assistant secretary for disability, aging and long-term care policy. she also was assistant secretary for aging in 1997. she's been a senior researcher at the national center for health services research, and at project hope center for health healthy communities fares previously, as well as -- health affairs previously, as well as at georgetown university. to begin, let's welcome to the podium, steven kay. >> some people focus on specific federal programs, or they might focus on quality issues or work force issues or family care giving, and they also tend to focus on specific population, such as the so-called frail elderly, on non-elder
-ed in the washington post yesterday and if you didn't you should have is good, the two things i think bruce didn't mention there are that al-qaeda right now is doubling down on trying to delegitimize and discredit the pakistan and a regime, one, and secondly there are increasing their efforts to co-op with a public opinion surrounding the israeli-palestinian conflict and that's creating all sorts of problems for them but also opportunities. >> thank you. and some more questions? in the back please. >> [inaudible] is there no relation between all these groups? with this issue dirt -- started during the assassination of abdullah azzam. unwed as my friend mentioned, would abu yahya al-libi would, he was born in 1963 and a this is confirmed when writing this was during the fighting in the green mountain all the support coming from the west and some arab countries supporting them to the top of the regime. it originally created to some arab regime. this was said in an interview in a magazine in 1996, issue 963, 964, 965. they created a monster and they turned and eat those that create them. as a matte
get ready to roam. i have to ask a federal role question, in washington. some people are taking away from the current race to the top competition the belief that if the secretary of education armed with dollars goes rocketing around the country telling states to change their laws, they will change their laws. is there a potential here for some of the changes that are needed in the cost-saving area as well as some of the changes that secretary duncan is currently trying to advance? in other words, could a properly targeted federal program or policy of some sort help to bring about many of the things that y'all are recommending? >> one -- i mean, i think, the obviously one that comes to mind is that the administration has been very tough on the data front with the emphasis on the need for building comprehensive data systems, information systems about students and teachers. and most importantly, in eliminating the wall between student data and teacher data. which is to say we needed the data systems to identify who taught the kids. so we can help schools and teachers understand who's be
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